A manufacturer of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) coined the term “smart” in reference to its UPS, which created only confusion for consumers. Smart does not denote whether the UPS was categorized as sine wave or square wave or if the UPS is Online Double Conversion or Line Interactive. Smart traditionally refers to a smart slot to communicate data remotely via an SNMP web card. Most UPSs available in the marketplace today have that capability.
So, when exploring what the smartest UPS choice is for your application there are four critical areas that need consideration: